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ch.1 basic and body

abbreviation

TermDefinition
AAF African-American female
abd abdomen; abdominal
CBC complete blood (cell) count
c/o complains of; complaining of
consult consultation
CT computerized tomography; computed tomography
CXR chest X-ray
ECG,EKG electrocardiogram
ER emergency room
hs half strength; bedtime
ht height
NKDA no known drug
NPO nothing by mouth
OB/GYN obstetrician/gynecologist
OR operating room
postop after surgery; postoperative
preop before surgery; preoperative
pro.time prothrombin time; (blood-clotting test)
PT, pt patient
PPT partial tromboplastin time (blood-clotting test)
SOB shortness of breath
stat, STAT immediately
T&C type and crossmatch
UA urinalysis
VS, V/S vital signs
WNL within normal limits
wt weight
y/o year(s) old; year old (as in 19-year-old)
Created by: maria carrillo